12/20/2018 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 1 (Ages 12-14) Neko is a young and talented 2024 2-way prospect that out worked many of his peers throughout the week. Behind the dish, Neko has an athletic secondary and balanced primary stance. He works behind the ball when receiving and controls balls in the dirt well with his chest. He has a clean exchange and makes accurate throws. He needs to continue to build arm strength and improve his mobility behind the plate. At the plate, Neko starts in an open stance, loads his hands back into the drive position, and keeps his head down at contact. He needs to continue to create backside drive with the lower and attack the inside part of the ball. On the bump, Neko has good mound presence, gathers over the rubber, and separates on time. He was fearless on the mound threw 13 out of 20 pitches for strikes. Neko is eager to learn, asks questions, and has a high baseball IQ. He has a bright future and we hope to see his progress in the future.